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Poster: billymays55 Date: Jul 18, 2012 9:27am
Forum: feature_films Subject: It Ain't Hay (1943) Public Domain

This movie has an in-notice of MCMXLII (1942) (see attachment) this movie was released in 1943 and registered in 1943.

It was registered on March 25th 1943 so going by the in-notice of 1942 the renewal period would run from March 25th 1969 to March 25th 1970. The movie was not renewed until April 20th, 1970. This is an invalid renewal as it's
26 days late.

Also the registration makes no note of the incorrect in-notice (in-notice 1942).

Yep.....it's PD.

Attachment: INVALIDNOTICE.jpg

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Poster: larus Date: Jul 26, 2012 3:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: It Ain't Hay (1943) Public Domain

It actually looks like 1943 to me in the notice, although it's hard to say for sure because your capture is blurry.
Whatever comes after MCMXL is 10 pixels wide on your picture. The I in COPYRIGHT and UNIVERSAL are 2 pixels wide, and spaces 1 pixel wide. Load your capture into a image editor and do a zoom if you don't trust my figures.
Therefore, with a width of 10 pixels, whatever comes after MCMXL is more likely to be III (around 8 pixels) that II (around 5 pixels).

I think we need a higher-resolution capture before making a definite call.